So Hiram sent word to Solomon:

“I have received the message you sent me and will do all you want in providing the cedar and juniper logs. My men will haul them down from Lebanon to the Mediterranean Sea(A), and I will float them as rafts by sea to the place you specify. There I will separate them and you can take them away. And you are to grant my wish by providing food(B) for my royal household.”

10 In this way Hiram kept Solomon supplied with all the cedar and juniper logs he wanted,

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19 I will put in the desert(A)
    the cedar and the acacia,(B) the myrtle and the olive.
I will set junipers(C) in the wasteland,
    the fir and the cypress(D) together,(E)

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13 Instead of the thornbush will grow the juniper,
    and instead of briers(A) the myrtle(B) will grow.
This will be for the Lord’s renown,(C)
    for an everlasting sign,
    that will endure forever.”

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13 “The glory of Lebanon(A) will come to you,
    the juniper, the fir and the cypress together,(B)
to adorn my sanctuary;(C)
    and I will glorify the place for my feet.(D)

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Ephraim, what more have I[a] to do with idols?(A)
    I will answer him and care for him.
I am like a flourishing juniper;(B)
    your fruitfulness comes from me.”

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Footnotes

  1. Hosea 14:8 Or Hebrew; Septuagint What more has Ephraim
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